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relationship changed and evolved with russia during the obama administration? what are the positives and negatives? guest: i think what has happened with russia, putin, who is the leader of russia, who came from the k.g.b., who came from the old soviet union, in my estimation is going back to his bad old ways. there was great hope for democracy in russia and nominally there are still elections and there's democracy but putin has consolidated power and has made it very difficult for democrats in russia to be able to have democratic government. and that's the big worry. and of course when you look at what russia has done and what china has done in the united nations, they have wielded their veto power and made it difficult for us to slap sanctions on iran, to help prevent iran from having a nuclear weapon. they have not been good players. and so i've seen russian democracy slide backwards. as long as putin is there, and it's really a shame because i think the russian people really want democracy. and i think putin is trying to be like the old communist leaders that we all remember, khr
. in russia in 1908 a near carbon copy plowed into siberia giving russia a black eye. it wiped out thousands of real estate and was about the size of an apartment building and hit the force of three to ten tons of tnt. remember if it hit new york city it would really ruin your valentine's day. we're talking about a flash of light, a fire ball emerging and then we would have meteors and a firestorm spreading out to about 20 miles. that means long island westchester, fairfield county. >> you say it with such enthusiasm. and then it would go this far and everyone would die and there would be nothing left. we should say it's just animation it's animation. we dodge add bullet. it's not going to hit us. how rng we should point out there is other good news and that is very large objects like a mile across could wipe out life forms like dinosaurs, so the very fact that we're here talking today talk about this is because one wiped out the dinosaurs that was six miles across. it was a planet buster. and we're here today because of that fact, because of the fact that a gigantic o
indeed. ashley: we have the g20 getting together in russia this week. it seems the hot topic is the currency wars and i'm sure a lot of attention will be put on japan but they're not going to shed any tears, are they? they're quite happy to devalue the yen because they need their exports to get a boost. is there anything the g20 can do on that issue? >> well, as you've seen through the verbage in the press, the statement by the g7, subsequent clarifying statements and leaking of a potential draft statement by the g20 there is concern less that someone important, perhaps, japan, begins actually intervening in currency markets. that would be crossing a red line and could cause some real problems that could generate market volatility, could be damaging. so i suspect there's a bit of conflating in the public discussion what's going on. it is one thing to want your currency to be a bit lower. it is another thing to actively intervene. that would be unacceptable to everyone's partners. ashley: we'll be following the g20 carefully. thank you so much. john lipsky, with johns hopkins
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